Beverly Hills 90210
It was the teen soap opera that invented the youth ensemble drama genre, and rose to the top of the class: Beverly Hills 90210. For much of its 10-year run, the series reigned supreme among young people the world over. Its unforgettable characters spoke to a generation: from the brooding bad boy with a heart of gold, Dylan McKay, to the always dependable Brandon Walsh and his down-to-earth sister, Brenda, millions of viewers tuned in weekly to see their trials and tribulations of these Minnesota teens transplanted to Beverly Hill’s glitz and glam. In this Behind Closed Doors, viewers will go inside the world of TV’s most famous zip code to discover how the actors scored what would become the role of a lifetime, the series’ early struggles to find an audience, and then dealing with the juggernaut that it became. The cast would form lifelong bonds, both with each other and their viewers. Hard-hitting topics from AIDS to teen pregnancy to drugs elevated the show from mere soap opera to a show in which the audience could relate. Along the way there were shocking cast departures, and after 10 seasons, all the stars move on. And then almost 30 years after its debut, there’s an unexpected TV reunion. Through first-hand stories, rare footage and photographs–some never seen before–Beverly Hills 90210 Behind Closed Doors offers a glimpse into this ground-breaking series’ early days through to its enduring impact on the culture.